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The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions – MIT Technology Review

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609048/the-seven-deadly-sins-of-ai-predictions/?utm_campaign=add_this&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post We are surrounded by hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence and robotics—hysteria about how powerful they will become, how quickly, and what they will do to jobs. A story in ­MarketWatch that said robots will take half of today’s jobs in 10 to 20 years. The claims are ludicrous. Today’s robots and AI systems are incredibly narrow in what they

The new electric utilities | TechCrunch

https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/05/the-new-electric-utilities/?ncid=rss&utm_source=tcfbpage&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29&utm_content=FaceBook&sr_share=facebook New utilities are enabled by new technologies and business models, not fuels. Almost two-thirds of Americans want renewables to be prioritized. This desire transcends party politics and climate denial. But this doesn’t mean consumers want to pay more.   Solar (and wind) power have made rapid progress against other energy options. Solar, and to a lesser extent,

Arduino Strain Relief Enclosure

https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/JeremySCook/arduino-strain-relief-enclosure-97c6fd?ref=user&ref_id=97062&offset=0  Arduino boards are great for experimentation. You just plug the wires in, and the connections stay there with spring force. On the other hand, they also pull out quite easily… Here is An enclosure for the Arduino Uno that not only allows you to see inside, but locks down wires coming out to keep them

Delivering 5G mmWave fixed wireless access | EDN

https://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/5g-waves/4458895/Delivering-5G-mmWave-fixed-wireless-access?utm_content=bufferd0a03&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer Mobile network operators view fixed wireless access (FWA) as the first application for 5G in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. Fixed wireless access describes a wireless 5G connection between a centralized base-station and numerous fixed or nomadic user locations.  With regulatory rules defined, large amounts of spectrum already in the operators’ hands, and enough power output

RF bridge for antenna measurements

I got a comment that recommended this RF BRIDGE 0.1 – 3000 MHz from http://www.transverters-store.com/rf_bridge/rf_bridge.html. It looked really interesting as I was planning to build something similar myself. The price was very reasonable ($10) so I had to test out it. Did the ordering, and quite quickly I received a letter from Ukraine that contained

EFF says Kodi lawsuits ‘smear and discourage’ open source

https://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/3018418/eff-says-kodi-lawsuits-smear-and-discourage-open-source  THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER FOUNDATION(EFF) is concerned about legal activity around piracy-enabled Kodi boxes and wants to know where the line is being drawn between companies that sell innocent platforms, the vagabonds that install add-ons onto them and the people who share pirated material.  “Open source smart TV software Kodi can access some infringing content streams.

Here’s everything Google just announced

https://techcrunch.com/gallery/heres-everything-google-announced-today/ Google held a press conference yesterday in San Francisco, where the company announced everything from new phones to crazy machine learning-powered wearable cameras. It was a flurry of news. Techcrunch condensed it all the highlights down well into one quick slideshow.

Android users rejoice! Linux kernel LTS releases are now good for 6 years | Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017/09/android-users-rejoice-linux-kernel-lts-releases-are-now-good-for-6-years/ The free and open source Linux kernel powers most of the devices around us. It’s not only present in computers and servers, in Android devices, the Internet of things, and almost anything else you can call “smart.” A major change in the maintenance lifecycle of Linux kernels is coming for good. During a Linaro